87 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2001
Ruby-red. Expressive nose hints at the full spectrum of Cornas aromas: black raspberry, animal fur, cocoa powder, black olive, leather and roast coffee. Supple and rather low in acidity; rustic notes of game and leather. Finishes with slightly dry tannins. This will offer early accessibility.
85 Points | Wine Spectator
86 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
About the Rhone Valley
Along with Bordeaux and Burgundy, Rhone Valley wines are some of the world's greatest red wines. But keep in mind that the Rhone Valley is really two distinct regions. The Northern Rhone produces powerful, aromatically complex ...
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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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